Keith is my son-in-law, my football coach and my F1 team-mate but right now he's in the garage and needs to get back out on the track. Rebecca and Keith were married in September last year and in December Keith was diagnosed with head & neck cancer.
His cancer was aggressive and treatment has been gruelling, yet it's pretty advanced. 15 years ago they couldn't have told us exactly what his cancer was or how to treat it perfectly, which is why Cancer Research UK is truly life-saving.
By the 23rd June - Race for Life, Edinburgh - Keith will have finally finished treatment will be on the mend again. Rebecca is leading a brilliant team of friends and family on our 10k run and like Rebecca said; "if Keith can blitz chemo, radio, side effects, a barrage of drugs and surgical issues then we can surely run 10k."
Keith's care team at the Western General are superb and are doing everything they can to cure and care for Keith. But with more research, treatments will get better, take less time, have softer side effects. Right now treatment will still almost kill you before it cures you. The side effects are tough and some are life-lasting. BUT HE IS CURABLE!
I'm taking part in Race for Life 10k to support Rebecca and I'm not asking for sponsorship, but I know every penny makes a difference and if you would like to contribute a little something to the team that would be amazing.
I can't wait to see my F1 partner waiting for us on the 23rd with the chequered flag waving when we all cross the finish line.